It wasn’t a great night for Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius. The 24-year-old suffered one the biggest falls from grace the game has ever seen. From hero to zero in the space of minutes.
Football pie all over his face, the German was in tears after the final whistle. A man who couldn’t stop the waterworks any more than he could Real Madrid’s long-range shots.
Incase you have no idea what I’m talking about and just wanna see a video of Sergio Ramos being a bad guy, Liverpool lost 3-1 to the Spanish side in the Champion’s League final last night, (May 26), in Kiev, Ukraine.
But was there a method behind the madness of Karius’ goalkeeping blunders? That makes zero sense but you know what I mean.
Is there some evidence of his physical state being tempered with? Apparently so.
Some eagle-eyed viewers have pointed out a clip of Sergio Ramos lunging for Karius in the box, much to latter’s annoyance.
Take a look here:
— Prometheus (@68Bor) May 26, 2018
Brutal right? Look closer however, and you’ll clearly see cheeky old Virgil van Dijk pushing the Real defender. So if the hit to the head did affect Karius, then Liverpool brought it on themselves.
Speaking about the result to the official Liverpool FC website, manager Jurgen Klopp said:
It was a football game. We buy players, we sell players, we do exactly the same like Real Madrid, only maybe a little bit different opportunities but I’m fine with our opportunities.
I really think – and it’s not a problem because nobody talks about it anymore – but if things would have been not that bad for us tonight we could have won the game. That’s how it is.
We were there, we were here, we did the things we are good in and, if they all stay on the pitch, we don’t make these kinds of mistakes – all if – then we can win the game. But now, things went how they went and we have to accept that, that’s all.
On Mo Salah’s early exit, he added:
Of course it was a big moment in the game. I know if you say something like that after a game you lost, it sounds like you are a little bit a bad loser but it was, for me, kind of a harsh challenge; it’s like wrestling a little bit and it’s unlucky then that Mo fell on his shoulder. It’s a serious injury; worse, a really serious injury.
The shock of the boys was obvious, we dropped a little bit deep and Real tried to use that for positive momentum, until we settled a little bit.
It was quite difficult but 0-0 at half-time, we could adjust a few things – defending half-spaces, which we did before that really well, and then playing more football. And then the other decisive moments were the goals; they were quite strange, that’s how it is.
We all know the result is 3-1 Real Madrid and that’s why we are not in the best mood obviously.
Gutting for them. Always next year, though, eh?
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